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Our world-class biomedical research facilities are home to the best and brightest research scientists, technical support and administrative staff. 

Why work for the Malaghan

Work to improve human health

The Institute’s cutting-edge research and clinical trials, including CAR T-cell therapy and our human hookworm study are advancing understanding of the immune system to improve human health across cancer, asthma and allergy, infectious diseases and gut health.

Work on biomedical research breakthroughs

Recent breakthroughs are demonstrating the power of immunotherapy as a means to both prevent and treat disease. The ability to fine tune the immune system is quickly taking us to unexplored territory and holds the potential to transform and personalise the treatment of disease.

Work with international immunology leaders

The Malaghan Institute is led by a diverse team of nationally and internationally renowned scientists who are innovative researchers and technicians. 

Work alongside passionate people

More than 100 scientists, students and support staff from all walks of life work together at the Malaghan Institute.

While immunology is the focus of our research, we also employ clinicians, chemists, physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, data analysts and analytical staff. Our support staff include finance, HR, development, IT and administration teams.

Work in world-class facilities

The Malaghan Institute is internationally renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities supporting the latest in cutting-edge immunological research.

We are located in Wellington, New Zealand, based at Victoria University of Wellington's Kelburn campus.

Work for an equal opportunity, accredited employer

The Malaghan Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

We are committed to Vision Mātauranga, and support Māori health advancement in partnership with Te Urungi Māori, the Institute’s Māori advisory group.

We are an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand and can assist in the completion of visa applications.

Work in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand’s capital is a vibrant cultural city offering a great quality of life. See Immigration New Zealand’s guide to living and working in New Zealand and WellingtonNZ’s Life in Wellington guide for more information about living and working in Wellington.